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United Airlines Food Production Cook, EWR in Newark, New Jersey

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Catering Operations

The Catering Operations department develops, creates and provides the great dining experiences on board our aircraft.

Job overview and responsibilities

  • Prepares and cooks hot and cold meals according to recipes, menu specifications, quality standards and FDA guidelines

  • Rotates prepared products

  • Controls food wastage

  • Must comply with Chelsea HACCP requirements

  • Requisitions and replenishes storeroom supplies

  • Cleans and sanitizes work area and equipment

  • Prepares food needed for special functions, charters, menu presentation or cafeteria menu

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Frequent exposure to noise and working in hot temperatures up to 90 F

  • Occasionally enters refrigerated storage at 65 F for raw product and chill box area at 35F to store cooked product

  • Handles raw and cooked food products

  • Able to use Bettcher meat slicer, Mannhart vegetable slicer, mixer, blender, oven, stove, grill, steamers, steam- table, utensils and various types of knives

  • Sterilizing chemicals

  • Works under time constraints, meet and respond to up-counts in meal production at a moment's notice

  • Continuous attention to detail on food quality

  • Pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying items

  • Continuous standing and walking

  • Basic cooking skills, sauce preparation

  • Basic math skills and knowledge of weights and measures

  • Ability to use a knife for cooking

  • Ability to read, write, and speak English

  • Must not have any written termination warning within the past 6 months

Attendance requirements for current active and inactive employees

  • United Airlines employees must have 2.5 points or more remaining

  • Catering Operations employees must have 4.5 points or less

  • At least one year of cooking and food preparation

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Training on the job

  • Must be willing to work any shift in a 24/7 week, including weekends, nights and holidays

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualifications

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position


  • High school diploma/General Educational Development (GED) or equivalent

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Division: 67 Catering Operations

Function: Food Services - Line

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled